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Essay from Jeff Rasley

A Modest Proposal to Cure what Ails the Body Politic in Facebook A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln The almost-deadly attack by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice on June 14th briefly focused national attention on the dangerous level political polarization has reached in the US. But it’s been trending upward […]

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Essay from Jeff Rasley

Memories of a Childhood Hero; Nostalgia and the Cost of Hero Worship by Jeff Rasley             Jeff Rasley’s Hero’s Journey is available here. Chip Hilton was perfect – at least in the mind of this boy growing up in a small town in Indiana before the Beatles were big. He […]

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Essay from Jeff Rasley

The Phoenix Rises at the University of Chicago by Jeff Rasley John D. Rockefeller gave the money and Marshall Field gave the land to create the University of Chicago in 1890.  Rockefeller considered the U of C “the best investment I ever made.”  Chicago has produced more college presidents than any other American university.  Eighty-five […]

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Travel essay from Jeff Rasley

  My Second Home, Basa Village   The first time I went to Nepal it was 1995 and I was amazed and bewildered by the cultural potpourri of Katmandu. The drive from Tribhuvan International Airport to the Mustang Hotel was a moving feast of color, sounds, and smells. Dark women in bright yellow and red […]

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“Pilgrimage to Wounded Knee”: An essay by Jeff Rasley

Pilgrimage to Wounded Knee I spent an hour hiking around the grounds of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, but not seeing Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, or Lincoln.  Fog shrouded the mountain and hid the Presidents. I competed with hundreds of bikers riding through the fog up to Mt. Rushmore on winding Highway 244.  The reward […]

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Synchronized Chaos July 2016: Perspective

  Welcome, readers, to July’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This time we’re looking at Perspective. How we see a single creature within the rest of the environment, or exploring common themes from different angles. Returning poet Dave Douglas points out that Western society’s modern focus on individualism is not a constant or usual part […]

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Synchronized Chaos September 2014: Freedom Within Form

Welcome, readers, to this month’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This month we look into the concept of Freedom Within Form. Our contributors present journeys, situations, possibilities, and adventures, all coming with their own inevitable logistical challenges. Also there’s abstract art and formal poetry on a wide array of subjects, where a lot is said […]

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Synchronized Chaos January 2014 – Scouting Parties

  Welcome, literary family and friends, to January 2014’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine! We invite you to pull up a chair and a mug of ale or tea, and take a cup o’ kindness with your fellow creative souls. This month’s theme is Scouting Parties, about the little personal expeditions we take to learn […]

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